pp. Plugging the cord of one's digital music player into the jack of another person’s player to hear what that person is listening to.
Other Forms
Zipf is also determined to have his music heard: You may have inadvertently tuned in while driving past him standing at local street corners, thanks to an admittedly hit-or-miss mix of podcasting and podjacking in which Zipf's iPod and small transmitter briefly overwhelm a local radio signal in your car.
—Richard Harrington, “Lend Them Your Ears,” The Washington Post, March 18, 2005
Podjacking: the temporary and often impulsive swapping of iPods to
hear what music another person is listening to.
—Jim Shea, “Pod Sense,” Hartford Courant, February 24, 2005
2004 (earliest)
So eavesdropping on Ken's iPod worried me. I have read about people randomly plugging in to each others' iPods to figure out what songs are in their friends' heads, or even in the heads of strangers. (They call it ''podjacking.'')
—John Schwartz, “To Know Me, Know My ipod,” The New York Times, November 28, 2004
This is also called iPod sharing, jack sharing, or the iPod swap.
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